Hunter Shoots Pickup Truck After Mistaking It for Deer: Upstate Police

The shooting comes two days after a woman was mistaken for a deer and shot to death in the same Upstate county

What to Know

  • A hunter shot at a pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer Upstate, police say
  • The hunter fired a high-powered rifle at the truck, disabling it
  • The shooting Friday came two days after a New York woman was shot to death by a hunter who police say had mistaken her for a deer

An Ohio man shot a pickup truck after mistaking it for a deer Upstate, authorities say. 

The shooting Friday was the second hunting accident in Chautauqua County in three days.

Police say 43-year-old Rosemary Billquist was shot and killed Wednesday by a man who thought she was a deer.

A man accidentally shot a woman out walking her dogs after he mistook her for a deer, police say.

Friday's incident happened around 11:30 a.m. in North Harmony, according to The Post-Journal of Jamestown. 

Sheriff's deputies say Marvin Miller of Middlefield, Ohio, fired a high-powered rifle at the pickup truck around 11:30 a.m. Miller told authorities he had mistaken the truck for a deer. 

The sheriff's office says the bullet entered the engine compartment and disabled the truck.

Miller was arrested on charges including reckless endangerment.

It's not clear if he has a lawyer who could speak for him.

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